The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise the commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.
In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. This includes representation, the progression of students into academia, their journey through career milestones and the working environment for all staff.
The Music Department at Durham University is committed to promoting and ensuring that the values of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are embedded within our working and learning environment. We achieved an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in September 2022. The Self-Assessment Team consisted of staff members, undergraduates and postgraduates from the Department who are committed to promoting the best environment for learning, teaching and working. If you would like to be a part of the department’s Athena SWAN self-assessment team, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our departmental EDI lead, James Weeks.